New book reviews: Teaching critical thinking — Working with ELLs in content areas

Our latest professional book reviews at  the TLN Teacher Voices blog include:

• Secondary English teacher Vicky Gilpin says Critical Thinking and Formative Assessments: Increasing Rigor in Your Classroom by Betsy Moore and Todd Stanley is a “fast-paced guide [that] provide[s] access points to developing students’ critical thinking skills. The work might remind one of an excellent conference session: user-friendly, well-organized, and composed of numerous ‘take-homes’ for immediate use. Read review.

• Elementary ESL teacher Julie Dermody finds Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas by Judie Haynes and Debbie Zacarian to be a book “I want to put into the hands of teachers in my district as they work to ensure their lessons are comprehensible for the growing number of ELLs within our classrooms.” Read review.

You can browse many more TLN book reviews here.

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